In 1957, when Junzo was 51 years old, as a sign of his gratitude to the
community that had shown him such affection and support, he thought
that he would plant cherry trees on both banks of the Mill River close
to his home.
It would become a place of recreation and relaxation for the citizens.
both sides of the river are covered with concrete, the stream is dammed
the lower reaches, and a lawn is planted on the bank, but when Junzo
first settled here, it was a wasteland with a lot of gravel.